Beautification to reshape a deformed part of the body is generally recommended in Islam, as long as it is used for a valid reason. But cosmetic surgery that is done in an attempt to look more beautiful—such as enlarging or reducing the breasts, lifting the face, reducing the size of lips or nose—is not permitted because they alter the Creation of Allah.
Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario,
Canada, states: “If the condition you are referring to is considered a deformity or an abnormality that causes emotional and psychological suffering, then you are allowed to undergo surgery to remove or improve it. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) did allow some of his companions to undergo certain procedures to repair nose and teeth.
But it must be pointed out, however, that in Islam we are not allowed to undergo such procedures simply for cosmetic purposes alone, for to do so would be akin to tampering or interfering with the creation of Allah.
So, consider carefully whether yours is a deformity. If it is deemed so, then you are allowed to take such steps that are deemed safe so long as they have been recommended by experts in the field and are considered safe.”